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Giri, Abhrajit; Aylott, Jill; Giri, Prosenjit; Ferguson-Wormley, Sally; Evans, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Only 5.9% of working adults with a learning disability are in paid employment and their family-carers are similarly likely to be unemployed, as they continue to take on an extended caring and advocacy role as the welfare state retreats. Despite social policy efforts to stimulate employment for people with a learning disability, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Caregivers, Employment
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Rushton, Rosie; Kossyvaki, Lila – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Music is weaved within our cultures; it is ever-present within daily-life and can considerably influence our mood, well-being and relationships. This study explores parental perceptions of the role of music in the home-lives of children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the UK. It considers parental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Parent Attitudes, Severe Intellectual Disability
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Murray, George C.; McKenzie, Karen; Metcalfe, Dale; Whelan, Kathryn; Murray, Aja L. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: High staff turnover presents a challenge to the provision of good quality community-based support to people with an intellectual disability. While recent research has identified factors that are thought to be important for staff retention, their relative importance to social care staff is unknown. The aim of this study was to address…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Social Services, Caregivers, Intellectual Disability
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Snipstad, Øyvind Ibrahim Marøy – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: People with intellectual disability are often defined as a vulnerable group. The feminist philosopher Jackie Scully argues that vulnerability is often associated with qualities such as immaturity, helplessness, victimhood, passivity and so forth. As research is a social activity, the qualities associated with vulnerability affect…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Victims, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Holden, Ben; Lee, Andrew – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Individuals with diabetes and a learning disability have poorer health outcomes than those without a learning disability. In the UK, the health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities are often the result of barriers they face in accessing timely, appropriate and effective health care. The aim of the study was to review…
Descriptors: Barriers, Affordances, Diabetes, Health Services
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Mikulak, Magdalena; Ryan, Sara; Bebbington, Pam; Bennett, Samantha; Carter, Jenny; Davidson, Lisa; Liddell, Kathy; Vaid, Angeli; Albury, Charlotte – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: There is a strong ethical case and an urgent need for more participatory research practices in disability research but a lack of resources to support this. It is important to involve people with learning disabilities and carers at all stages, including when designing training for co-research. Methods: We co-developed training materials…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Ethnography, Learning Disabilities, Research Methodology
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McShea, Lynzee; Giles, Karen; Murphy, Ashley; Ling, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Annual health checks in primary care include hearing assessment, though current guidance recommends subjective assessment only. Previous studies suggest this is inadequate and recommend objective alternatives such as hearing screening. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of hearing screening and examine the last recorded annual…
Descriptors: Audiology, Auditory Evaluation, Hearing Impairments, Adults
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Howell, Melanie; Bradshaw, Jill; Langdon, Peter E. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: This study outlines how a modified Delphi procedure was used with special educational needs teachers to select skills and behaviours for inclusion in the Assessment of Barriers to Learning in Education-Autism (ABLE-Autism). The ABLE-Autism is a new teacher assessment to show progress in barriers to learning for pupils on the autism…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Measures (Individuals)
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Muddle, Sarah; McElwee, Jennifer; Vincent, Regine; Birdsey, Nicola; Best, Lara – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: The promotion of secure attachment relationships in childhood leads to better outcomes in later life (British Psychological Society 2017, "Incorporating Attachment Theory into Practice: Clinical Practice Guideline for Clinical Psychologists Working with People who have Intellectual Disabilities"). The Circle of Security…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Children, Learning Disabilities
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Caton, Sue; Landman, Roderick – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Young people with learning disabilities are increasingly using the Internet but can be vulnerable to being victimised online. As learning disability services develop guidance on how to support Internet use, it is important to explore what support is necessary. Methods: This research used interviews and focus groups to explore what…
Descriptors: Internet, Safety, Intellectual Disability, Victims
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Krisson, Emma; Qureshi, Maria; Head, Annabel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Inclusive research requires adapting methodologies to meet the needs of people with all degrees of intellectual disabilities. However, it must also balance this with the requirements of academic research. Building from previous research a study was completed to illustrate how photovoice could not only be adapted to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Photography, Audio Equipment, Participatory Research, Identification (Psychology)
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Jackson, Robin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
The Camphill Movement is one of the largest independent providers of social care for people with a learning disability: there are 119 communities located throughout the world. From the start, the principal aim of the Movement--co-founded by Dr. Karl König and his wife Tilla (née Maasberg) in Aberdeen--was to build communities in which children and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship, Sense of Community, World History
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Goodey, C. F. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Here, I examine the status of 'learning disability' as a basic concept. This kind of questioning may be thought a task for philosophy, or at least for 'theory' or 'disability studies'. Materials and methods: I identify history instead as a discipline well placed to reveal the category errors that surround the concept. Results: These…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational History, Definitions, History
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Barden, Owen; Walden, Steven J.; Bennett, Davey; Bird, Nicole; Cairns, Stella; Currie, Rhiannon; Evans, Lynne; Jackson, Stephen; Oldnall, Emily; Oldnall, Sarah; Price, Dawn; Robinson, Tricia; Tahir, Amber; Taylor, Samantha; Wright, Christine; Wright, Claire – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: This paper reports on a participatory project on the history of learning disability. The paper makes contributions to discourses on using participatory research methods with people labelled with learning disabilities, on the nature of research impact in participatory research, and on the lived experience of learning disability today.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational History, Participatory Research, Student Experience
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Unwin, Stephen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
It is perhaps inevitable that the academic study of learning disabilities is often undertaken by established scholars with little lived experience of the condition. So, what has it been like for someone from outside the academy, with a long career in the arts, who is also the father of a severely learning-disabled young man, to write a book-length…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Research, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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